- Research project
- Social inequalities in exposure, risk and adaptation, and their determinants
- Individual and organisational responses to adaptation, and their determinants
- Preventive adaptation for construction and land use
- Dissemination, transfer and use of knowledge and skills
Support adaptation research; disseminate knowledge, expertise and solutions for the reduction of greenhouse gases and adaptation to climate change; and prevent and control diseases, injuries, mortality and psychosocial impacts.
- Contribute to the establishment of an intersectoral and interdisciplinary research partnership comprised of existing - possibly independent- organizations focused on identifying and countering social inequalities related to exposure to climate and environmental risks
- Contribute to the establishment of a research program focused on behavioural determinants and psychosocial impacts related to major natural disasters
- Contribute to the creation of a virtual observatory of the evolution of adaptation implementation
- Analyze risks related to zoonoses, as well as the effectiveness of public health strategies
- Support appropriate transfer and use of knowledge about climate change, particularly related to the public-health impacts of land-use planning and construction
Program committee members
Pierre Gosselin holds a degree in medicine from Laval University and a degree in environmental health from the University of California at Berkeley. He left a family-medicine practice to devote 25 years to environmental health in Quebec’s public-health network. Since 2006, he has run CHUQ—the World Health Organisation’s Collaborating Centre for the assessment and monitoring of impacts on the environmental health of the environment. Since 2001, he has worked primarily with the Quebec’s National Public Health Institute (INSPQ), where he coordinates the research agenda in climate change in collaboration with the provincial health ministry and Health Canada. At Ouranos since 2003, Mr. Gosselin coordinates the Health program within the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation Group.
2014 - 2019